Specializing in Yoga for Children
and Individuals with Special Needs
Classes are online via Zoom, at private Long Island studios and schools or program locations.
Please contact us to schedule privates, group classes or to discuss your school or program’s needs. We will design a program or find the class that works best to serve you. All classes are open to the public.
Benefits Of Yoga and Mindfulness
Benefits of Yoga in the schools:
Benefits of Yoga for Adults and Children with Special Needs:
Danielle Rae has been bringing yoga to children and individuals with special needs since 2010 and is considered an expert in her field. In 2018 she wanted to spread yoga and mindfulness to more students, so she created a Yoga Training for Special Needs which is registered by Yoga Alliance. All studio teachers are Special Needs Trained and were mentored by Danielle Rae.
All Yoga sessions are by appointment only
Sessions will always be modified to work with the individual or group.
Classes consist of yoga poses, breathing techniques, mindfulness, visualizations, affirmations, singing bowls, meditation and coaching to enable the student to access yoga tools when needed.
30 Minute Session is appropriate for ages 5 and under
45 Minute Session is appropriate for children, teenagers and special needs individuals
60 Minute Session is appropriate for teenagers, adults and special needs individuals
Special Needs Yoga Training
20 Hours Yoga Alliance Continuing Education
Class is being modified to live stream. Spring dates will be announced soon. Email Danielle to receive updates about the training.
$795, payment plan available
Contact Danielle for more information.
Creator and teacher: Danielle Rae Bonfanti ERYT, RCYT
Do you work in the special needs field, have a special needs individual or are a yoga instructor looking to serve this wonderful community?
Incorporating yoga, breathing and mindfulness will provide you with the tools needed to serve them. The training will cover teaching yoga to special needs students of all ages and abilities. A full understanding of the benefits of breathing, mindfulness, affirmations and yoga poses will enable you to incorporate yoga into the student’s life or facilitate a group or private class.
You will learn to coach students how to use yoga techniques and tools as strategies in everyday life. Skills will enable students to self-regulate, soothe, learn more efficiently, increase physical strength and flexibility, focus and be more balanced physically, mentally and emotionally. Typical students will also benefit from the skills learned.
Training is designed for special needs providers, caregivers, parents, teachers, yoga teachers and children’s yoga teachers.
If you are not a certified yoga instructor, one year of yoga practice is highly recommended.
Mentorship opportunities are available after completing the training if you would like to be coached or to deepen your skills.
Yoga On Demand
Yoga for Kids
Free Yoga Videos
This Yoga for all Abilities video was designed for Danielle’s school programs and special needs students so that they could continue to practice during Covid-19. It is appropriate for children, and children and adults with special needs.